HIV & AIDS AWARENESS EVENTS
Find out more about awareness events like World AIDS Day, National HIV Testing Week and Pride.
World AIDS Day
What is World AIDS day?
World AIDS Day is a global awareness campaign to educate people about HIV and AIDS, show support for people living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses around the world. The event was founded in 1988 and in the UK it is coordinated by the National AIDS Trust. Find out more here.
When is World AIDS Day 2023?
World AIDS Day takes place on Friday 1 December 2023. On this day, organisations around the world create awareness and raise funds to support groups and organisations who are working to combat the spread and effect of HIV and AIDS.
How is BioSure supporting World AIDS Day 2023?
BioSure are commemorating World AIDS Day in 2023 by joining with organisations all around the world to work together to beat the stigma, educate others about Undetectable equals Untransmittable (U=U), create awareness of the importance of testing to end all new HIV transmissions by 2030 and stamp out HIV!
BioSure are donating £1 from every OraQuick HIV Self Test sold through our website throughout November 2023 to our friends at National AIDS Trust. We are also sending out Red Ribbons with all OraQuick HIV Self Tests purchased during this time for people to show their support for World AIDS Day.
Red Ribbon Brooches
In support of our friends at National AIDS Trust, we are proud to offer Designer Red Ribbon Brooches for World AIDS Day.
How to #knowyourstatus for World Aids Day?
One of the most important steps in reducing the spread of HIV is to #KnowYourStatus. Find our more about easy to use OraQuick HIV Self Tests.
Pride in London 2023
What is Pride?
June is Pride Month - a month dedicated to celebrating LGBTQ+ communities all around the world. A colourful Pride Parade is held in London every summer to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ communities, for people to express themselves creatively and celebrate their identity. The aim of the Parade is to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and advocate for the freedoms that will enable everyone to live their lives on equal footing.
When is Pride in London?
The Pride in London Parade took place on Saturday, 1 July 2023.
What are BioSure doing for Pride 2023
The BioSure team were proud to be marching in the Pride Parade in London with our friends at National AIDS Trust again this year. We shared information about the importance of Knowing Your Status, testing, and joining in the celebrations. The aim of Pride is to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and advocate for the freedoms that will enable everyone to live their lives on equal footing.
Find our more about easy to use OraQuick HIV Self Tests.
National HIV Testing Week
What is National HIV Testing Week?
National HIV Testing Week is an awareness week in the UK that creates awareness of sexual health and HIV, and promotes regular HIV testing across the UK. It’s co-ordinated by HIV Prevention England and it aims to reduce the numbers of undiagnosed people and people diagnosed late.
When is National HIV Testing Week?
The next National HIV Testing Week takes place in February 2024. It was held from Monday 6 February until Sunday 12 February in 2023.
During this time local testing events take place in clinics and as part of outreach in the community, all across the UK. Partners also use the hashtags #HIVTestingWeek and #KnowYourStatus to share news, updates and information on how to know your status.